6th Rural Dermatology Meeting 2019

Venue

The 2019 Australasian College of Dermatologists Rural Dermatology Meeting will be held at the Orange Agricultural Institute in New South Wales from 6 to 8 September.

Orange is famous for its cold climate wines and close to the famous Parkes telescope (The Dish). Orange has much to offer for both you and your family. Where else can you search for truffles and fossick for gold?

The dinner venue will be Zona, a beautiful renovated heritage house in the centre of town.

For the welcome reception we will be at Racine, an authentic shed on a vineyard.

Program

Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Case discussions
  • Addressing rural workforce issues
  • Experiences of rural and remote dermatologists and other medical specialists
  • Fine dining
  • Social activities, including wine tasting.

Abstracts

Abstracts are now closed for the meeting. Speakers will be notified in due course.

Registrations

Registrations are now open for the Rural Dermatology Meeting.

Prices are as follows:

College Fellows & NZDS Members, etc

$700

Trainees/Retired/Associates

$500

Other specialists and General Practitioner (GPs)

$900

Registered Medical Officers (RMOs)/Registrars (non- College)

$500

Medical students

$275

Nurses

$500

Accompanying persons*

$275

Children under 14

$110

Children under 5

$0

Click here to register.

Optional social tours

As part of the meeting, two optional pre-organised social tours are available as part of the registration process.

Aboriginal caves tour on Saturday 7 September for $40/head

Indigenous Cultural Adventures Tours is a company based in Orange in Central New South Wales, and has been established with the blessing and approval of local Wiradjuri Elders.

All cultural tours are hosted and guided by local Wiradjuri Elders, and small groups of visitors will be taken off the beaten-path to see the site of Yuranigh’s burial site.

The Wiradjuri nation has been deeply rooted in the Orange region and its surrounding districts for over 50,000 years. Through Indigenous Cultural Adventures – Cultural Tours will explore the rich and vibrant culture of the Wiradjuri nation, while visiting ceremonial sites and other sites of cultural significance in the region.

The tour runs for three hours with two sacred sites on this tour.

Meet at the railway station at 10:00am and return by 1:00pm.

Fossicking for gold on Sunday 8 September for $85/head

Go panning for gold at the historic Ophir goldfields, 30km North of Orange Tour also includes historic sites in the area. Itinerary below:

10:00am- pick up from Orange Visitor Centre

Travel out to the historic Ophir goldfields- 40 minute drive on sometimes rough roads

10:40am- arrive at the main picnic area on Summer Hill Creek where you will have time to walk to an abandoned gold mine and spot platypus in the creek

11:30am- short drive up to the old Ophir cemetery and an old mine called ‘Doctors Hill’

12:00pm- group gold fossicking activity

1:00pm- BBQ lunch at Ophir Reserve

2:00pm- head back towards Orange via the waterfalls on Summer Hill Creek

4:00pm- arrive back in Orange.

Please note- sensible shoes must be worn.

Recommended accommodation options

De Russie Boutique – beautiful boutique hotel with breakfast provided daily.

Mecure – newly renovated hotel. Mention the meeting when you book.

Hotel Canobolas – newly renovated rooms.

Buses will be organised to and from the conference venue from the above accommodation options.

Travel

Flights are now available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane direct to Orange.

Further information on registration, the program and tours and activities that can be offered to delegates and partners to discover Orange and surrounding areas will be available in due course.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists kindly acknowledges the support of the following sponsors of the 2019 Rural Dermatology Meeting.